Thursday, 29 September 2016

Debunking The Myth Of The 'Real' Robinson Crusoe

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Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. The story has been perceived to be based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on a Pacific island called 'Más a Tierra,' now part of Chile.

Today, not everyone is convinced th story was based on Selkirk. Many believe that Crusoe's story is a complex compound of all the other buccaneer survival stories.

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